Columbus saw very little snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but it was a much different scene in Chillicothe and areas further south.
A man who was freed after being wrongfully convicted died Monday afternoon. It was this time last year Timothy Howard stood and cheered when he heard the verdict that mirrored what he had said all along: he was innocent. Howard suffered a massive heart attack almost one year to the day of his court victory.
Today will be the second full day of deliberation with no sign of a verdict from the jury who will decide if a man is innocent of a 1976 crime.
After two days of deliberations a jury came back with a verdict in a civil case for a man who spent more than a quarter century in prison on a wrongful conviction.
Timothy Howard and another man were wrongfully convicted of robbing a Columbus bank and killing a guard in 1976. After spending more than 25 years in prison, the two were freed. Now they’re suing the state for compensation. After a brief recess, Howard’s trial resumed again today.
Timothy Howard took the stand Wednesday afternoon to once again proclaim his innocence. Howard and another man were wrongfully convicted of robbing a Columbus bank and killing a guard in 1976. After spending more than a quarter century in prison, the two were freed and are now suing the state for compensation.